[amsat-bb] Re: ESTCUBE-1 & TURKSAT-3USAT
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun May 12 01:49:19 PDT 2013
No word yet and personally I wouldn't expect anything for 6 months or maybe more.
Remember in the case of TURKSAT-3USAT that AMSAT-TR (TAMSAT) are only providing the linear transponder, they do not own the satellite.
Updates on TURKSAT-3USAT are being provided on these Facebook pages:
It looks to me that ESTcube-1 couldn't run a digipeater at the same time as carrying out other mission activities so I'd guess any activation would be after the primary missions have been completed.
Updates are being posted on ESTcube-1 Facebook page
Yesterdays update said:
"While the reach of ESTCube-1 page in Facebook just exceeded 100 000 people, we continue working on communication and in orbit validation of the satellite. The measurement and test results of the first week will be published on Monday afternoon."
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- On Sat, 11/5/13, Red Willoughby <red at redwilloughby.com> wrote:
> From: Red Willoughby <red at redwilloughby.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ESTCUBE-1 & TURKSAT-3USAT
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 21:12
> Any word on when their transponders
> will be activated?I listened for their CW beacons this
> morningon high passes, but did not hear them.
> Red, KC4LE
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